Flora Man Arrested for Holding Another Man Hostage

Flora Man Arrested for Holding Another Man Hostage

A 35-year-old Flora man is in the Clay County Jail for allegedly holding another man hostage on Christmas Eve.

According to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, they arrested Joshua M. Moheit for alleged driving while license suspended, aggravated unlawful restraint and obstructing justice.

They say their office received a report around 1 a.m. December 24, from the Casey’s General Store in Louisville, that a man had just been in the store and told them he was being held hostage by a man in a silver truck.

Witnesses told the sheriff’s deputy that the alleged victim told them the man in the truck had threatened him with a weapon. The deputy later located a truck matching the description and conducted a traffic stop. Moheit was taken into custody without incident.

He was taken to the Clay County Jail where he remains with bail set at $40,000.